Salisbury, NC to launch municipal FTTH service next month

After AT&T (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Cable(NYSE: TWC-WI)--two of North Carolina's largest service providers--failed to get necessary state legislative support to stop municipal broadband from getting off the ground, Salisbury, N.C. will now begin offering residential Fiber to the Home services beginning this November.

One of the attractive elements about the Salisbury's "Fibrant" service set is the price. According to the intial pricing list, subscribers could buy a symmetrical 15 Mbps data tier for $45 a month, while a symmetrical 25 Mbps tier will cost $65 a month.

Similar to other municipal FTTH builds in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Opelika, Ala., the obvious benefit for residents that do decide to subscribe to the services is that they'll get speeds that exceed anything they'd be able to get from AT&T and Time Warner Cable right now.

Of course, now the onus is on the town to prove they can execute and gain a critical mass of customers while learning from the mistakes made by the jointly owned Davidson and Mooresville, N.C. cable system.

For more:
- Broadband DSL Reports has this post

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